The 2001 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, played on January 1, 2001, was the 30th edition of the Fiesta Bowl. The game was played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, between the Oregon State Beavers (ranked number 5 in the AP Poll) and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (ranked number 10 in the AP Poll).
In the game, Oregon State quarterback Jonathan Smith threw for 305 yards and 3 touchdowns and led the Beavers to a 41–9 rout. Chad Johnson had two of the touchdown receptions and future Cincinnati Bengals teammate T. J. Houshmandzadeh caught the other touchdown. The Beavers scored 29 points in one eight-minute stretch of the third quarter to put the game away.
Smith was named the offensive player of the game, and Beavers linebacker Darnell Robinson, who recorded two sacks, forced a fumble, and made an interception, was the defensive player of the game.
- ^ "2001 Fiesta Bowl" (PDF). Oregon State University Football 2007 Media Guide. OSUBeavers.com. p. 170. Retrieved 2007-11-28.